| Art |

Art Attack: Nine Ways to See Great Art in Denver This Weekend

Jude Barton, “View From the Balcony,” oil on canvas.EXPAND
Jude Barton, “View From the Balcony,” oil on canvas.
Jude Barton
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

This weekend, Month of Photography draws to a close with a couple of new entries; co-ops and open studios rev up for spring; Boulder Arts Week celebrates with a pop-up art sale; and David B. Smith Gallery gets fresh with new spring shows.

We're all counting on the return of sunshine to the art-viewing itinerary. Here's a start;

Boulder Arts Week Art Sale Pop-Up
Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder
Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27, 3 p.m. daily

The Rayback Collective helps kick off Boulder Arts Week by inviting you to support Boulder artists Savanna and Mia during a two-day pop-up art sale of the duo’s original artwork, jewelry and clothing. The brewery’s usual cocktail of food trucks, music and beer is icing on the cake.

Final Friday Restart
Miracle Street Gallery, 7125 West 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
Friday, March 26, 6 p.m.

Miracle Street, which offers studio and gallery space to homeless, disabled, ex-offender, low-income individuals and young people aging out of foster care, reopens with a variety of art, photography and additional donated items. The marginalized artists represented receive 85 percent of their sales. Find out more here.

Imogen Cunningham, “Frida Kahlo, Painter and Wife of Diego Rivera,” 1931.EXPAND
Imogen Cunningham, “Frida Kahlo, Painter and Wife of Diego Rivera,” 1931.
© Imogen Cunningham Trust, courtesy of Museo de las Americas

La Nueva Cara / The New Face
Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive
March 26 through April 17
First Friday/Month of Photography Opening Reception: Friday, April 2, 6 to 9 p.m.; RSVP for reception in advance for timed-entry slot

The Museo de las Americas joins Month of Photography with the late-March entry (and first-ever MOP exhibit) La Nueva Cara, a show with timeless selections from the likes of Hal Gould, Imogen Cunningham and Sebastião Salgado beside more than fifty photographs by local and emerging photographers juried by Judy Miranda and Jude Sanchez.

Architecture of Form II
Core New Art Space, Art Hub, 6851 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
March 26 through April 11
Opening Reception: Friday, April 2, 4 to 10 p.m.

Artist/curator Jude Barton brings back The Architecture of Form for a second spin at Core New Art Space, showcasing works inspired by architectural forms by sixteen Colorado artists. Two- and three-dimensional works will commingle in perfect juxtaposition in the gallery, thanks to the installation skills of fiber artist J. Bruce Wilcox.

A view from Nolan Tredway's installation Warning — This Machine Only Accepts Outputs at Edge Gallery.EXPAND
A view from Nolan Tredway's installation Warning — This Machine Only Accepts Outputs at Edge Gallery.
Nolan Tredway

Candace Shepard: Hiding in Plain Sight
Jason McKinsey: #bmwtkbs
Nolan Tredway: Warning — This Machine Only Accepts Outputs
Edge Gallery, Art Hub, 6851 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
March 26 through April 9

Edge members Candace Shepard, Jason McKinsey and Nolan Tredway mix it up in the gallery with abstracted forms from nature, photography-based mixed-media works and a wild installation.

Open Wall: Exhibition & Sale
Opens Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m., through April 1
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th Street, Boulder

To kick off Boulder Arts Week, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art brought back its Open Wall. Artists of all kinds from the Boulder area were invited to submit work for this one-of-a-kind exhibition curated by the community. All work is for sale, raising funds for local artists and the museum. Find out more here.

Amy Boone-McCreesh, "The Neighbors Are Watching," 2021, mixed media and collage on paper, beads.EXPAND
Amy Boone-McCreesh, "The Neighbors Are Watching," 2021, mixed media and collage on paper, beads.
Amy Boone-McCreesh, David B. Smith Gallery

Amy Boone-McCreesh and Amber Cobb, Negotiating Spaces
Gustav Hamilton, A Sucker for the Souvenir, in the Project Room
David B. Smith Gallery, 1543 A Wazee Street 
March 27 through May 1
Socially Distanced Opening Reception: Saturday, March 27, noon to 5 p.m.

David B. Smith Gallery greets spring with a full house of shows, beginning with the duo of Baltimore-based mixed-media collagist and installationist Amy Boone-McCreesh and Denver artist/sculptor Amber Cobb, whose juxtaposed works represent a home environment with a mind of its own and the biomorphic figures that roam through it. We’ve all been spending a lot of time in our houses over the past year; Negotiating Spaces latches on to the idea of what that might be like. In the Project Space, Gustav Hamilton offers ceramic wall and floor sculptures.

Open Studio: Decamp, Dowling, Fox and FORGE
ARTAOS, 2820 East 17th Avenue
Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Four artists — Annie Decamp, Michael Dowling, Brett Fox and FORGE — will gang up on Saturday for an open-studio event where you can gab and catch up with the quartet’s most recent works. Who knows? This might be the event that turns you into an art collector.

Celebrate new works by Hama Woods and others at Black Book Gallery.
Celebrate new works by Hama Woods and others at Black Book Gallery.
Hama Woods

Hama Woods, Brett Kern, Mitchell Spain and More
Black Book Gallery, 3878 South Jason Street, Englewood
Saturday, March 27, 6 to 8 p.m.

Black Book opens for a rare one-night stand with fresh works from urban artists on Saturday night, revealing new paintings of endangered animals by Hama Woods, ceramic dinos from Brett Kern and Mitchell Spain’s ceramic nut and bolt that transform into a pipe, among other treasures.

Interested in having your event appear in this calendar? Send the details to editorial@westword.com.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.